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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Jpm757
Glad to see they are back in production. Nice...

Glad to see they are back in production. Nice addition for a lightweight FP propeller.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Jpm757
A few years ago someone flew I believe a 9A...

A few years ago someone flew I believe a 9A around the world, last leg Hawaii-California. Should be in the archives. Personally, I would disassemble and ship. But if you are looking for some...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,502
Posted By Jpm757
This is all correct. I have been running my nav...

This is all correct.
I have been running my nav lights and Wig-Wags constantly for 400 hours and no problems. These lights are incredibly bright, day or night.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,395
Posted By Jpm757
If you do require a new skin, does Van give any...

If you do require a new skin, does Van give any preference for an AOG situation such as yours?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Jpm757
Andair Purchase

Andair has a great website to custom order a fuel valve. Visually design it with a variety of ports and custom engraving. I just ordered an FS20 valve and with the GBP exchange rate saved $70 over...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By Jpm757
Just had 4 Slicks done at Poplar Grove Airmotive,...

Just had 4 Slicks done at Poplar Grove Airmotive, fast service at a reasonable price
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Jpm757
The 430/530's are terrific units, but I would...

The 430/530's are terrific units, but I would think twice about spending any money on repairs this late in the game, especially non-WAAS units. If you can swing it, the new line of Garmin navigators...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jpm757
Mud Daubers a plenty here in the northeast, ...

Mud Daubers a plenty here in the northeast, Pitot tubes, fuel vents & more.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-26-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By Jpm757
I too have had excellent results with SEM...

I too have had excellent results with SEM products, especially their self etching primer, available in rattle cans.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,538
Posted By Jpm757
This makes for an interesting...

This makes for an interesting read.
http://www.meyette.us/RV10crash.htm
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,538
Posted By Jpm757
Van's has done the engineering, design and...

Van's has done the engineering, design and flight testing of their aircraft using the recommended engines specified for each model. Going "outside " the box on your powerplant opens up a whole new...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Jpm757
Anti-seize works well for the install.

Anti-seize works well for the install.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Jpm757
Just ordered my second Quick Panel for the...

Just ordered my second Quick Panel for the Javron. Great folks, great product!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By Jpm757
380X150 tires may be an option. You will however...

380X150 tires may be an option. You will however need to enlarge the wheel opening.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Jpm757
A total loss does not necessarily mean (in your...

A total loss does not necessarily mean (in your case $180k) that your damage must total $180K. I have seen several claims that as they approach 75% of the hull value they become totalled. Check the...
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Jpm757
Private message sent.

Private message sent.
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Jpm757
As the CG moves aft, you will notice an increase...

As the CG moves aft, you will notice an increase in pitch sensitivity.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Jpm757
100" lbs. Is way too much torque for an AN3 bolt....

100" lbs. Is way too much torque for an AN3 bolt. It should be 20-25 inch lbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Jpm757
I have been running the Beta version for several...

I have been running the Beta version for several months, very slick! Does anyone know if the beta version is identical to the new release, or do I need to download the website version? Additionally,...
Forum: COMM 04-06-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Jpm757
Try powering up in the config. mode, and lower...

Try powering up in the config. mode, and lower the sidetone volume.
Forum: Midwest 04-06-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Jpm757
AFS Forums has good...

AFS Forums has good info.

http://advanced-flight-systems.com/forum/forums/26-AF-5600-amp-AF-5500-General-Discussion?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,080
Posted By Jpm757
Craig, I will snap a pic next time I'm over at...

Craig,
I will snap a pic next time I'm over at the hangar. The installation is simple, you can shop the spring dept. at your local hardware store. All you need are a pair of light duty springs with...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Jpm757
My experience with inflatable door seals is that...

My experience with inflatable door seals is that they are more trouble than they are worth. I also think that overinflation places excess stress on hinges and locking mechanism.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,080
Posted By Jpm757
I have installed rudder pedal return springs on...

I have installed rudder pedal return springs on my -6 and -7. Differential tension on the springs can be used to trim the rudder for cruise flight. Also keeps the rudder cables taught when on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Jpm757
Carry a spare.

Carry a spare.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Jpm757
I talked to Anne last week.

I talked to Anne last week.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Jpm757
See if you can borrow a tachometer check box....

See if you can borrow a tachometer check box. About the size of a pack of cigarettes, place on the dash and it displays engine RPM. If you have the prop dynamically balanced, then that equipment will...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By Jpm757
Installation manuals can be requested through...

Installation manuals can be requested through Garmin support.
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Jpm757
Todd, You are correct as to DA on an LPV...

Todd,
You are correct as to DA on an LPV approach, which coincides with the VDP. My point was for the OP question regarding the Garmin 175/355/375. With LPV minimums set, the navigator will allow you...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Jpm757
For what it's worth, when performing an LPV...

For what it's worth, when performing an LPV approach with my AFS/Dynon/GNC355 setup, I set minimums prior to beginning the approach. Once the glide slope is captured, I set missed approach altitude...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Jpm757
I believe the p/n: is 164-01700

I believe the p/n: is 164-01700
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Jpm757
Flyboys Condor II pneumatic with Rocket Link has...

Flyboys Condor II pneumatic with Rocket Link has worked well for me.
https://i.postimg.cc/ZKHYr0f4/20190422-140926.jpg
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,204
Posted By Jpm757
I've been patiently waiting for a Van's bush...

I've been patiently waiting for a Van's bush plane, figuring it was the next logical niche to fill. D.R. has also been querying the members about interest in such an aircraft, with many interested...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Jpm757
Not sure, but I believe it is the same NACA style...

Not sure, but I believe it is the same NACA style vent that Van uses on the fuselage sides.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,498
Posted By Jpm757
Every RV seems to have its own "sweet spot" for...

Every RV seems to have its own "sweet spot" for main wheel tire pressure, depending on several factors including gear leg stiffeners, tire size and gear alignment. I have experimented between 25-40...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,082
Posted By Jpm757
Building 2 RV-10's in hopes of selling 1 and...

Building 2 RV-10's in hopes of selling 1 and covering the cost of the 2nd one isn't going to happen, not even close.
Assuming all new components and IFR equipped, you are pushing $200k (usd) in parts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Jpm757
Mahlon, Would you happen to have a P/N: or source...

Mahlon,
Would you happen to have a P/N: or source for the governor drive plate?
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By Jpm757
Randy, What you maybe seeing is some run back...

Randy,
What you maybe seeing is some run back lubricant from an over oiled hinge. If the hinges were installed per plans then I doubt that they would be "smoking" after 70 hrs. I would remove the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,530
Posted By Jpm757
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-19-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By Jpm757
Busy is good for business Tom!

Busy is good for business Tom!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Jpm757
I have 2 of them, each one is mounted on the...

I have 2 of them, each one is mounted on the inboard inspection panel on each wing. No issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By Jpm757
I doubt the discoloration is from heat,...

I doubt the discoloration is from heat, especially that far aft. Looks more like a chemical reaction between the aluminum and some chemical. Possibly a detergent of some type that was not rinsed off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By Jpm757
Advanced Flight Systems can build you a real nice...

Advanced Flight Systems can build you a real nice "quick panel" to your specifications that will save you considerable time. They have built several panels for me and I could not be happier with the...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-12-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By Jpm757
Scotty, you paid TOP dollar for your paint job,...

Scotty, you paid TOP dollar for your paint job, for that price you SHOULD be tickled pink about the results! Sounds like you are not. Unfortunately this happens all to often. For a professional, an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jpm757
Thank you, spoke with J.B., he IS the Titan man!

Thank you, spoke with J.B., he IS the Titan man!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jpm757
Purchasing a new engine

I no longer have an OEM engine available through Van's, and would like to purchase a new experimental engine from Lycoming or Titan. How does one go about this, and who sells these engines. I called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By Jpm757
How about...

How about this?
https://i.postimg.cc/wv4vWjxG/IMG-6071.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Jpm757
Seems Lycoming markets these engines as "X",...

Seems Lycoming markets these engines as "X", while the same engine marketed by Van's get a "Y" prefix. Van's is the only place I have seen the "Y" designation. Perhaps a licensing thing, or maybe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Jpm757
Van's Lycoming lead time.

Anybody recently order a new non Thunderbolt engine from Van's? Curious on current lead times on O-360.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By Jpm757
Avia weather is a handy app.

Avia weather is a handy app.
Forum: RV-4 02-26-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By Jpm757
Run a W&B on the particular -4 you are...

Run a W&B on the particular -4 you are considering, they all differ, some considerably. Also check the gross weight advertised for that specific airplane. I have seen several -4's that have big...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Jpm757
I shortened the sticks in my -6 & -7 by several...

I shortened the sticks in my -6 & -7 by several inches as I prefer the shorter length. Some prefer longer sticks, especially for agressive aerobatics which would not apply to your -9. Leave them long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By Jpm757
Amazing stuff! Thanks Steve.

Amazing stuff!
Thanks Steve.
Forum: Propellers 02-17-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jpm757
Garth, I have an MTV12B/183-59B 3 blade on my -7...

Garth,
I have an MTV12B/183-59B 3 blade on my -7 with a YIO-360M1B.

Pros:
Incredibly smooth!!!!
Exceptional takeoff/climb performance.
No RPM limitations.
Maintenance free between overhauls ( no...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jpm757
Garmin GNC355 interfaced beautifully with my...

Garmin GNC355 interfaced beautifully with my AFS/Dynon panel.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,671
Posted By Jpm757
Tom, Good Luck on whatever you decide regarding...

Tom,
Good Luck on whatever you decide regarding your PPL. When it comes to purchasing an RV, or any other experimental aircraft for that matter, be cautious about using a broker or dealer. From my...
Forum: Northeast 02-16-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By Jpm757
All good info, glare ice is really the only thing...

All good info, glare ice is really the only thing you want to avoid. Usually the ice will have some roughness or a small accumulation of snow which will provide ample braking. Regarding ice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,897
Posted By Jpm757
Decided to order a Javron Super Cub, can't wait...

Decided to order a Javron Super Cub, can't wait any longer for a Van's bushplane.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jpm757
Mike, Van's sells an electric MT prop, 2 or 3...

Mike, Van's sells an electric MT prop, 2 or 3 blade, but pricey at 16K.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jpm757
Same here with my -7, about 1 inch clearance from...

Same here with my -7, about 1 inch clearance from bottom of cowling using lower 90° port.
Forum: Northeast 02-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By Jpm757
12+ inches of ice will hold an 18 wheeler.

12+ inches of ice will hold an 18 wheeler.
Forum: Northeast 02-10-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By Jpm757
Great news! Check Alton Bay hotline 603-875-3498...

Great news! Check Alton Bay hotline 603-875-3498 before arriving. This year they are only allowing takeoffs and landings to the NORTH. Most likley due to overrun accidents in the past.
Nice...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-05-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By Jpm757
I've installed the Anti-Splat oil cooler shutter,...

I've installed the Anti-Splat oil cooler shutter, and it remains fully closed for most of my winter flying, I can get oil temp up to about 160° on the coldest days. I would not recommend any cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,212
Posted By Jpm757
If you compare the cost of the RV series aircraft...

If you compare the cost of the RV series aircraft kits to other comparable aircraft, it is quite obvious that Van's provides a lot of bang for the buck. You are purchasing an "airframe", period....
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